A leading UK manufacturer and main distributor of standard and bespoke
fasteners for international aerospace and other industries.

How are we facing key challenges to the aerospace fastener market?

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The Sukhoi SuperJet 100

The global commercial aerospace fasteners is predicted to grow from £4.6 billion to £6.4 billion in the next 3 years; an increase of nearly 40%. So, how are we facing these key challenges to the aerospace fastener market? In the face of multiple challenges, not least the constantly changing nature of the industry, we have risen to these challenges by focusing on our long-standing commercial history and our willingness to innovate and change. The components we create are widely used in both commercial and military aircraft, and more recently we have been playing a wider role in the specification and supply of fasteners to the burgeoning space industry. Across the board, our wide range of fasteners, such as bolts, nuts,

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Is a UK space port coming to town near you?

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a large box-shaped satellite orbiting earth above a storm

In March 2018 the Government passed the UK Space Industry Act. What does this mean for us? Are we about to enter a golden age of British space travel, or this just an attempt to paper over the cracks caused by an impending break with the ESA?

Has air travel really changed for the worst?

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An air hostess in 1959 talking to a female passenger as her husband sits next to her reading the newspaper

With more of us flying than ever before, demand for low-cost airfare has pushed many airlines to look for ever more ambitious ways to save costs and pass them on to the consumer. But has this really led to worse travelling conditions? Many people would say yes, but knowing what we do about commercial airliners, we’re taking a closer look and debunking some of these myths.

Working in the aerospace supply chain

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The undercarriage of a commercial aircraft

It’s one of the UK’s most dynamic and fast-paced industries. But what exactly is the aerospace supply chain and what would a career in it look like? We take a detailed look at the changing pace of our industry, from exciting developments in the UK space industry to our core specialism as leading suppliers of aerospace fasteners across commercial aviation and defence.

Queen of the Skies’ reign draws to a close

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A Boeing 747

For almost 50 years, the 747, known affectionately as the Queen of the Skies, has been gracing the heavens with it’s distinctive ‘hump’ shape, giving rise to the much-loved term ‘jumbo jet’.

Longstanding customer FSL Aerospace award us Silver Certificate & Trophy for our 2017 performance

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JPAero and FSLA Silver Award 2017

We are delighted to have been awarded a silver certificate and trophy by one our long-standing clients FSL Aerospace Ltd. for our work in 2017

How close are we to pilotless air travel?

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A pilotless flightdeck

We’ve all heard about driverless technology in the road haulage industry, but perhaps more interestingly, we could be about to witness the same revolution in our skies.

The first ever UK aerospace fastener suppliers to achieve BSI REV B standard!

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We are delighted to announce that we are the first UK aerospace fasteners company to be awarded the demanding REV B standard by BSI. It’s the latest aerospace distribution standard by BSI to AS9120 REV B, which is far more challenging to achieve than the old REV A.

How does the aerospace sector drive fastener development?

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A Beech YC-43 assembly line

What is it that pushes us to consistently manufacture better and more innovative aerospace fasteners? The answer to this question lies in the history of industrial fastener production here in the UK and how it has changed over the years to leave Great Britain a pioneer of fastener development.

Massive change is afoot; but how realistic are renewable fuels for aviation?

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Looking up at clear blue skies through fresh wheat fields

News this month that Volvo intends to make its entire range of cars electric from 2019 may have come as a bit of a shock. It feels like we’ve spent so long talking about fossil fuel alternatives in the context of something that will happen in the future, to suddenly have one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers announce “hey, it’s here!” makes it feel slightly surprising.